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Battlestar Galactica Colonial Raptor
Raptor built using the Sandcrawler, MTT, & Boba Fett's Slave 1, with no bricklink purchases
About this creation
I finally got the modifications done and have one less incomplete project on the table.

A shortened nose, a raised roof, and more tiles.

Enjoy.



















Well, I finally took a few of my beloved, cherished, adored, dusty, Star Wars Legos off of the shelves and had an absolute BLAST building the Colonial Raptor without a SINGLE Bricklink purchase. I can't believe I did it, with my wife's help of course. I spent about 1 week straight working on it, several hours each night and a couple of long days on the weekends. My wife came up with an improved nose with the dradus and radar dish placement, the idea of using 1x1 cyliners as the missiles, color choices overall, the optimal slopes to use on the rear stabilizers, and use of tiles to cover up studs on the wing flaring. More than all of that, she lovingly let me build frantically.

The Sandcrawler and MTT were just loaded with slopes, and since the real Raptor is a brown color, I thought, "what the heck!" I'll make it brown.

Also of important note, I used the windscreen from Boba Fett's Slave 1 ship just to see if it could be done. I struggled with this decision, as I honestly prefer the 8x6x4 windscreen that others have used. I used jumpers to get the pilot and co-pilot to be able to sit perfectly side by side in the 6-stud wide cockpit. Covering up the front of the windscreen was a CHALLENGE, and I used quite an elaborate combination of hinges, modified bricks with studs on the sides, and a lot of squeezing and wiggling to get the nose in place and sturdy.

I worked off of an "actual scale diagram" of the Raptor located at: http://miotd.com/images/20070216.jpg

I hope you enjoy, and I have plans to build more BSG ships in the upcoming 8 weeks as Season 4 winds down to an end.

Oh, and here is my spoiler, all of humanity are cylons. Ellen may have been the "8th", but Dee realized she was one too, which is why she did what she did. There you have it, let's see if I'm right.


















Comments

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  December 5, 2013
Epic stuff, dude! One of the best Raptors, Ive seen, out there! Wonderful... ~Marc
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  November 5, 2013
Quoting Wes Pitter Lotta good stuff here. The color choice is close to the original, although the newer dark tan would be optimal. Too bad many of parts we'd want aren't available in that color. The shape and feel of it are just about perfect. The nose feels too bulky from the front, but the profile is pretty close. Having the crew around the ship makes me want to watch the show again! So say we all.
So say we all.
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  November 4, 2013
Lotta good stuff here. The color choice is close to the original, although the newer dark tan would be optimal. Too bad many of parts we'd want aren't available in that color. The shape and feel of it are just about perfect. The nose feels too bulky from the front, but the profile is pretty close. Having the crew around the ship makes me want to watch the show again! So say we all.
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  October 19, 2013
This is brilliant! Looks just like the Raptor from Battlestar Galactica.The cockpit looks fantastic, and I love the missile pods. Excellent
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  April 3, 2010
Awesome. Love it
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  December 9, 2009
great lookin' raptor man. I was reading one that you left a comment on and it suggested that you were having trouble with your hatch. see if this inspires you at all... www.mocpages.com/moc.php/107603 once again.. very nice work
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  December 4, 2009
Truly fantastic build! A great creation to go with a great TV series!
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  November 28, 2009
Quoting Arthur Gugick A Battlestar Galactica fan! Excellent. Excellent build. Did you bring this to Brickworld? BTW: This doesn't look like a skyscraper!!!
It was there, hanging out in the Viper Hangar Bay like a step-child.
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  November 28, 2009
A Battlestar Galactica fan! Excellent. Excellent build. Did you bring this to Brickworld? BTW: This doesn't look like a skyscraper!!!
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  November 8, 2009
sweet ship! "Excecute jump" ;)
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  October 21, 2009
Quoting Lee Jones Nicely done, but now you have me wanting more. Any wips of those future builds you mentioned? Lee.
regrettably no BSG WIP's. The last 10 episodes of the final season left such a bad taste in my mouth that I just can't bare to pay homage to the producers again. I planned to do a Cylon Heavy Raider, but the lame series ending killed those plans
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  October 15, 2009
Nicely done, but now you have me wanting more. Any wips of those future builds you mentioned? Lee.
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  October 12, 2009
awesome vehicle, I love it when such vehicles have a cockpit with two pilots sitting next to each other, great job
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  October 3, 2009
This is just stunning, brings that great show back to life. Thanks for posting this...
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  October 1, 2009
I love brown ships, and I love how you angled the hull on this ship. This ship is just awesome, as cliche and overused as that is. It is really a great build.
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  September 20, 2009
Actually, the photos at the top, above the commentary, are of the modified design, with the original photos below the commentary.
Quoting UNSC A.I. Caspian, Serial Number CSP 0377-1 if you don't mind my asking, did you take any pictures of the raptor once you'd added the plates to make it taller? would be good to see if it worked out
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  September 5, 2009
if you don't mind my asking, did you take any pictures of the raptor once you'd added the plates to make it taller? would be good to see if it worked out
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  July 25, 2009
I love this series and you have a really great Raptor.
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  July 25, 2009
This is one fine piece of machinery. I've got a hole in my life, I've never seen BSG. Looking at this makes me want to do it even more... Very innovating building techniques and the overall impression is superb.
 I like it 
  May 24, 2009
NIce MOC. Good to see someone else has managed to get the pilot and co-pilot to sit next to each other... I had to make mine in grey as it is on LDD
 I made it 
  May 4, 2009
Thanks for the constructive criticism on the geometry. Yeah, I could tell when I first posted that it was too short. I made it 4 plates taller, but I think you're right that it could stand to be a bit taller yet. Yeah, as I remember, your Viper is awesome.
Quoting UNSC A.I. Caspian, Serial Number CSP 0377-1 freakin awesome, dude thanks for the comment on my viper! sorry it took ages to reply, but kudos for the raptor! if there was one thing i would criticise, it's the height-(width/length) ratio it seems a little bit on the short side, vertically speaking. id recommend taking it apart by horizontal planes, and adding a couple of layers of bricks here and there, to see how it turns out.
  April 29, 2009
freakin awesome, dude thanks for the comment on my viper! sorry it took ages to reply, but kudos for the raptor! if there was one thing i would criticise, it's the height-(width/length) ratio it seems a little bit on the short side, vertically speaking. id recommend taking it apart by horizontal planes, and adding a couple of layers of bricks here and there, to see how it turns out.
  April 29, 2009
by the bye, if there was one thing i would criticise, it's the height-width/length ratio it seems a little bit on the short side, vertically speaking. id recommend taking it apart by horizontal planes, and adding a couple of layers of bricks here and there, to see how it turns out.
 I like it 
  February 26, 2009
Very nice modification. The new nose really completes the raptor now.
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  February 26, 2009
I made several modifications to the design and now have one less incomplete project on the table...
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  February 4, 2009
ur a great builder! come and see my mocs
david drake
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masterchief 1
  January 28, 2009
Very cool!
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  January 28, 2009
this is an awesome creation and i love it!!!!!
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  January 28, 2009
Quoting Linda Drake Quite the awesome design on a not so easy project!!! You captured the essential components of the Raptor!!! The best Raptor out there!
Thanks TaiTai. Hey everybody, the Mrs. chimed in! Thanks for all of your help on the project. And, uh, where's your MOC posted?
 I like it 
  January 28, 2009
Quite the awesome design on a not so easy project!!! You captured the essential components of the Raptor!!! The best Raptor out there!
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  January 28, 2009
Great job. I know its always tough for me to cannabalize one creation to make another but I think your Raptor was well worth your sacrifice. Great overall design and I really like the pods.
 I like it 
  January 28, 2009
That is a tricky one to build: Lego doesn't make Raptor friendly bricks so it really tests the inventiveness of the builder. I say well done on trying to capture it!
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  January 28, 2009
Quoting Space Rat nice build but some complaints. i think it could do without the weapon pods for starters. also the nose needs to be stubbier(might be hard with it covering the windscreen). but other than that i have to say good job.
The lack of 2 little brown corner slopes kept me from doing a similar design as others have done on the nose. This is the 2nd nose design I had, and when the bricks come in for my next project, I may re-do the nose since I threw in those 2 lttle bricks...
  January 28, 2009
nice build but some complaints. i think it could do without the weapon pods for starters. also the nose needs to be stubbier(might be hard with it covering the windscreen). but other than that i have to say good job.
 
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